Colette Carlson is a human behavior expert and CPAE Hall of Fame motivational keynote speaker who inspires organizations and individuals to connect and communicate in real and relevant ways. With wit, humor and sincerity, each of Colette’s presentations weaves together real-life lessons on genuine connection and the tools to leverage those connections for personal and professional success.
With a Master’s Degree in Human Behavior, a fascination with communication trends, and over 20 years of experience in the personal development industry, Colette guides audiences and clients along the fine line between the trendy topics that keep us relevant and the timeless truths that lead to meaningful achievements and relationships.
A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation held by fewer than 10% of the members belonging to the International Federation for Professional Speakers, Colette has shared her insights, observations and research with thousands of people throughout the world. In 2017, Colette was inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, a recognition that honors professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of career excellence.
Her articles on connection, stress management, sales and leadership have been featured in Success, Business Management Daily, and Working Mother magazines. Clients include Boeing, Microsoft, Cisco, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Shell, Great Clips, Davidson Hotels, the and United States Government.
Connect with Colette to inspire and entertain at your next event, training or meeting, as she shares the keys to forming and sustaining authentic connections that drive productivity, engagement and collaboration.
When Colette isn’t on the road speaking, you’ll often find her near the water connecting with family and friends.
“Thank you for being one of the best keynote speakers AADOM has ever had. Our 675 dental office managers and practice leaders LOVED you!”
“Colette’s commitment, engaging style and creative program made our event a major success! Best feedback we’ve received in over 10 years.”
“Survey after survey not only rated your presentation very high, or highest rated, but also rated your presentation as one of the ‘favorite memories’ or ‘best take away’ from the entire convention.”
“Your presentation exceeded our expectations as a keynote speaker. The attendees and NASN staff are impressed that you tailored your presentation to school nurses, including your school nursing visuals — the slide of IEP blocks and the props used in the busy nurse skit on stage. Conference participants including school nurses in the health office…
“YOU SCORED A PERFECT 4.0 in every category! This is the first time in my 15 years of planning the conference that this has happened! Clearly, saying our audience loved you is an understatement. I only wish we had more women in this industry for your message to impact. We’re working on that… Thank you…
“Colette did her homework and tailored her presentation specifically to us – even down to common language within the organization. I knew she was a hit, but was pleased to see a standing ovation from the crowd!”